Get the latest news and advice for your furry friends at PETOLOgy! Our pet blog covers topics from proper nutrition and health care to training tips and fun activities. Visit us to learn more about how to best care for your pet.
You may be surprised to see this section in this blog. I love pens. I collect them, and it wasn’t until my boyfriends mom sold a ziplock bag of different pens she had from work on eBay, that, I realized they were something I should keep an eye on when thrifting to flip for profit. Keep an eye out for the following pens next time youre rummaging through the Salvation Army. You can get a bag of pens for a $2.45 at the thrift store and sell them individually or as a while on eBay for a lot more. It’s not massive profit but it’s a good way to get reviews and credibility.
And if you’re a pen collector yourself I recommend trying an online Japanese shop. They have the best, and cutest stationary.
the follow are the most rare expensive pens in the world
:. BRANDS/TYPES OF PENS WORTH $1.50-$2.50
West Point Montblanc, Rose Gold Alpha Soft Touch, Montblanc- PIX Black Ballpoint pen, Drillbit Shaped Ballpoint pens, Alpha Soft Pen with Stylus, Matte Paragon Pen ,Mineral Alpha Soft Touch Stylus Pen, Sky Light Stylus Pen with Phone, Bright Soft Touch Diamond Stylus, Crown Jewel Stylus, Ballito Stylus Pen with Light up, Soft Touch Arlington Pen with Rose Gold, Mineral Alpha, Sakra Pigma Micron Pen, Fountain Pens, Custom USB pens
MORE THAN $7.00
Hay Bullet Pen, Bolt Action Pen Brass Schmidt, D007 Goldfinger – Limited edition, Feather Quill & Ink Wood Desk Set, The Thor Series Glass Dip Pen Gift Set with Inks, Bolt Action Pen -L- Brass Schmidt FineLiner 6040, Waterman Carene Rollerball Lacquer, Cross Classic Century Ballpoint Gold 18k Gold, Feather Pen, Montblanc Meisterstuck Le Petit Prince Solitaire Midsize Ballpoint, Soft Touch Accent Gel Pen with Colored Stylus, Aloha Bamboo Pens, Cross Townsend First Generation Lustrous Chrome, THE PRIME fountain pen solid platinum, Royale Excel Lighted Ballpoint pen, S.T Dupont Line D Windsor Fountain Pen Blue Medium, Mother-Of-Pearl & Abalone ballpoint pen, Speedball Calligraphy Pen and Ink set blck, Cross Classic Century Ballpoint pen and pencil set, PIGMA fine line, Kaweco mini fountain pen, Walnut & Black Leather Pen Stand, Parker Jotter Ballpoint pen, The Thor Series, Swarovski Crystalline Pen- Rose Gold, Cross Peerless Star Wars Found Pen Darth Vader Limited Edition, Visconti Rembrandt Blue Ballpoint Pen, Fisher Bullet Space Pen (Chrome), Lamy Safari Fountain Pen in Charcoal Black, Parker IM Fountain pen in Brushed Metal with Gold, Cross Aventura Fountain pen Black/Chrome, Woodsworth & Black Fountain Pen Set Gold, Zebra Sarasa Grand Gel Metal Pen, David Oscarson Diamon Seaside Fountain Pen, X Series Liberty United Rollerball Pen, Gargoyles and Dragons,
2 Shaeffer Calligraphy, Beiluner Luxury Fountain Pen, Mother of Pearl & Abalone Dual Pen Set, Waterman Expert Ballpoint -blue-, Loiminchay Nine Dragons Solid Jade, Diamond Exectutive Pen Set, Maple and Rosewood, Davi Atelier Glass Dip Pen Vintage Handemade Glass , Ultra Hotel Pen Factory, Squire Rollerball pen/charcoal, Bamboo, Pewter Pen Stand, Gunmental colored pens, Leather Wrapped Ballpoint, S.T. DUPONT, Cross Calais Satin chrome Ballpoint & Crimson, Cross Bailey Ballpoint Pen Medium Pt. 1.0mm chrome, ATECH Multifunction, and more…. Expensive/Popular: Montblanc, Cross, Parker, Pilot, Waterman, National Pen, Montegrappa, Fountain, Parker, Thor Series, Speedball, Rolerball, Rose Gold, Cross Aventura, Cross Classic Century, Lamy Safari, Jinhao, Kuretake, Parker Duo Fold Types of Pens Fountain, Ballpoint, Rollerball, Medium Point, Fine Point, Gel, Calligraphy, Engraved Expensive Pens Exist! Tibaldi- Fulgor Nocturnus Price tag of over 8 million US dollars, it is the most expensive pen in the entire world according to http://marketing91.com. The pen has studs with 940 black diamonds and 123 rubies.
If the pen looks like it was used for calligraphy, it’s a good bet that its Montblanc and these pens range in a variety of prices. Scoop it. Test the Pens first Don’t Buy a pen thats scuffed or missing ink.
How to Identify puppy farmla dog breeders and backyard breeders.
“Puppy mills are commercial breeding facilities that mass-produce dogs (and cats in cat mills) for sale through pet stores or directly to consumers through classified ads or the Internet. Roughly 90 percent of puppies in pet stores come from puppy mills.” – PAWS – resources puppy mills
PAWS › resources › puppy-mills
As horrible as puppy mills are, the ASPCA estimates that there are still more than 10,000 of them in the United States alone. If you want to make sure that your next puppy isn’t coming from a puppy mill, keep an eye out for the following ten signs:
The puppies come from out-of-state – particularly Midwestern states like Missouri and Illinois.
The puppy’s parents are not kept in the same facility, and you cannot see them before buying.
The breeder wants to meet somewhere else if you request a visit to their facility.
The facility offers several different breeds – reputable breeders focus on one or two species.
The breeder has multiple litters available at the same time.
Neither the parents nor the puppies have been appropriately vaccinated.
The breeder makes extreme promises about the puppy’s size, temperament, or other quality.
The puppies may smell like a kennel, and they are likely to have low coat quality.
The breeder doesn’t ask you to fill out any kind of contract or spay/neuter agreement.
The puppy is under eight weeks of age or appears to be much younger than the breeder claims.
Unfortunately, if something on this list is right about the puppy you are thinking about buying, a puppy mill breeder is unlikely, to be honest about it. For example, a puppy mill breeder might offer you papers and a license for your puppy, but if you look more closely, you may be able to tell that it is fake. If at any point the breeder doesn’t appear to be forthcoming about information regarding the puppy, its parents, or the breeding facilities, it is a big red flag. Not only should you avoid buying from this breeder, but you should also report him to the ASPCA or the Humane Society.
Buying a puppy from a pet store is a significant risk for several reasons. For one thing, many of the puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills, and it is straightforward to fake the papers or registration that pet store owners use to convince you that it is not so. If you want a puppy, consider adopting from a shelter or go through a reputable breeder.
The question asked was, “What are some sad realities of life?” On my quora partnership profile.
Le Poo Facts Of Life
In 1986, a volcanic lake in Cameroon, Africa, burped a C02 gas cloud that killed 1,746 people in minutes.
Prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness, means you cannot recognize people’s faces. It often affects people from birth and is usually a problem a person has for most or all of their life.
Hinterkaifeck was a small German farm north of Munich. One night in 1922, all six inhabitants of the farm were murdered with a hatchet. The crime was never solved, and people believed the farm was haunted.
Wal-Mart averages a profit of $1.8 million every hour.
Expectant fathers can sometimes experience a sympathetic pregnancy with symptoms like backache, weight gain, strange food cravings, and nausea. This has also been found to happen in some species of monkeys.
There are more than 2,000,000 millionaires in the United States.
20% of small businesses fail in their first year, 30% of small businesses fail in their second year, and 50% of small businesses fail after five years in business. Finally, 70% of small business owners fail in their 10th year in business.
In America, you will see an average of 5,000 advertisements a day. The number one reason why businesses fail is there is no market need.
There is a connective tissue disease that turns your muscles into bones. There is a form of HPV that causes the body to morph into a tree trunk like texture.
On deadly weapons: When someone has a gun in their home, it is 22 times more likely that the weapon to be used in a suicide or accidental shooting, rather than defense from invaders.
On lonely: Research from the Netherlands shows that people who are addicted to shopping are in a “loop of loneliness.” They shop because they’re trying to fill a void of loneliness, but the shopping only causes them to feel more lonely.
Animal welfare: In the United States, there are so many homeless dogs and cats that cannot find homes that 2.7 million of them are euthanized every year to make space in animal shelters. While it’s impossible to know the exact number, there is an estimated 70 million stray cats in the US alone. Additionally, 2021 alone has proven the real hate humans hold while there are many many many rescues currently trying to save stray frozen to death or near frozen to death dogs on the highways and back roads in southern states or bad areas. Texas is now having an uproar of homeless emaciated puppy mill loose dogs.
Dolphins can kill themselves by simply drowning themselves. The famous tv star dolphin Flipper killed himself in front of his handler. Reports say the flipper was too depressed.
Free Willy might not be worth watching if you knew that killer whales whose fin fold are mentally distressed whales.
If you don’t marry your best friend, it won’t work. The love “chemical” is oxytocin: Oxytocin is a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter. It plays a vital role in reproduction. In females, the hormone triggers labor and the release of breastmilk. Oxytocin will die down if you are just in lust. Eventually, when the honeymoon phase is over, if you don’t both work together to be in love, then it’s not likely to work. Simple things like smiling, cuddling, and deep hugs release oxytocin and build human trust bonds- necessary for child-raising.
If you are on a hilly road and know that you might get butterflies, you most likely won’t get them anymore.
In America, people choose their family over others for nearly everything. Studies show it’s because they expect something in return. Not because they feel their family is the right person for whatever said the situation
In June, a 20-year-old boy thought he was 750,000 dollars in debt on the app Robinhood. He took his own life, thinking he could never live with that kind of debt. (Robinhood currently being sued)
Half price books throw out their books. If they donate, it’s not much, and it’s an excellent place to dumpster dive.
Studies recently show canines eating brand new diets to pups eating brands with nutrition deficiencies (I.e., Pedigree, Beneful, Alpo), which contain large amounts of processed foods, found that dogs eating fresh foods statistically live on average two years and eight months longer than those with the low nutritional diets and/or “cheap” brands.
That’s an extra thirty-two months on your beloved fur baby’s life.
There are many explanations for canines prematurely aging. Contemporary research shows that telomeres – a compound structuring at the end of a chromosome “shortening” could be one connection between processed diets and a shortened life.
TELOMERES, VITALITY, LIFESPAN
The end of each chromosome is a stretch of DNA named telomeres in both canines and homo sapiens.
Telomeres 🧬 are essentially the tough rounded ends of shoelaces. Telomeres conceal the perimeters of your dog’s chromosomes and stop ✋ them from unfolding. 🚫
As canines age, their telomeres get shorter. Generally, old canines have immensely shortened telomeres. Every time a cell divides, the acting telomere for that chromosome gets shortened. Cells are continually dividing, such as surface cells like skin and cells within significant organs such as the liver.
Once the telomeres are wholly gone, its chromosome on the DNA unfolds 🧬 , and the cell will execute one of three plans:
Go Solo (evolve cancerously)
Retire (becomes senescent)
The body is continually residing with cancers and stands adequately equipped to handle them. If the immune system is working sufficiently, it can pick up and demolish any cancerous cells. Again, that’s if the immune system is not compromised.
It’s the senescent (or cessation of cell division) cells that do the most damage to the body. Senescent cells are the one guy who ruins the party as these cells come baring early-onset of age-related disease.
Senescent cells lay dormant, and at any given time in the body, they discharge poisonous chemicals. These chemicals begin to grip to encircling healthy cells, causing that cell to become senescent or cancerous.
You need to protect the telomeres.
HOW PROCESSED FOODS DESTROY TELOMERES
Researchers in Spain looked at telomeres size and diets in human participants. They lay the first stone that the more processed diets they ate, the faster they shortened telomeres.
Partakers that ate three or more servings of refined or processed foods everyday stood 82% more apt to bring into light shortened telomeres.
What is refined or processed food? Like yourselves, your canine companions rely solely on the diet you feed them and to enhance longevity, as well as address specific breed diets and needs it’s important to know how to read a dog food label and more important to understand it. Think of processed food as “fillers”. Bad brands of dog food will usually list a filler or a meat “meal or derivative” (essentially ANY part of the protein source, I mean any part) and include a lot of grains such as corn to keep your pet full for longer. Corn, isn’t easily digested whole for humans, and it’s no better for dogs. This does not mean you should feed your pets grain-free food. It means the grains if at all should be healthy, ground up if needed, and easily digested.
Recent articles in both frontline and DVM360 have linked grain-free diets to cardiomyopathy or heart disease/failure. Hills Food Manufacturer sent a disturbing informational article to all associate Veterinary hospitals in June of 2019 showing the research-based evidence and development of grain-free diets and heart failure or sudden death due to heart issues in over five hundred canines.
WHAT IS A PROCESSED FOODS PURPOSE?
A LOT of pet foods and food brands (raw foods included) encompass refined ingredients. The ingredients are exposed to high heat, processing machines, or prepared in a laboratory and approximately entirely nurtured by human reserves. It cuts expenses for the pet food corporation to put fillers and processed food in the nourishment as grain is an inexpensive crop and corn is the cheapest. Corn that is not ground up is not generally tolerated by humans nor pets- the food must contain appropriate grains such as “ground” corn.
The first ingredient listed should always be the protein source (meat). Don’t be fooled by the word meal derivative or meals; this meat is essentially the meat you don’t want your pet to have (I.e., Weird body parts or even meat from untrustworthy or none grass-fed animals from non-accredited farmers).
Dog food standards are not the same as human food standards. The only thing a dog food brand needs is a label listing the ingredients and for it to be visible on the bag. No further testing of the food to date is required by law. PET FOOD DOES NOT need to be FDA tested unless it’s a prescription diet. It does need to pass its own “FDA” mentioned below.
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) provides nutritional standards (called model bills and regulations) that pet food manufacturers must abide by if they want to advertise their food as “complete and balanced.” – dogsnaturallymagazine
While the pet food industry reduces their costs by supplementing essential nutrients with fillers, processed foods and protein meals and maybe save a few bucks on the packaging, this day in age the brands are all aware (if they weren’t before) and still sell garbage to gain more personal profit (though they swim in it as is), they add bills to your veterinary tab and take years off your pet’s life, practically load your dog up with fillers, meat and meal derivatives, and indigestiblele grains. We simply have no idea we are slowly killing our pets. Not to mention they STILL push grain-free when it causes heart failure.
Name brand pet food. Is it malicious? Not all, well some probably are, but there are many brands of food. It’s unlikely intentional all pet food corporations are trying to murder your pet since canine and feline nutrition is only recently becoming a significant component of raising healthy pets, and though many brands have been forced off shelves or forced to re-do their recipe; to this day, pedigree, also, and Beneful cut corners. Will display labels below
What are the ingredients most likely to be processed? What do you need to pay extra attention to? Words.
Meals (like chicken meal or corn meal)
Flavors (even natural flavors)
Vitamins – what vitamins and how much?
Minerals– what minerals and how much?
You probably already know to stay away from meals and flavors. But many “high end” brands and freeze-dried foods contain vitamins and minerals.
Vitamins sourced in pet food are made with petroleum or fat products and are highly processed in factories. Minerals are also being processed in high heat and can be toxi. Avoid “added vitamins and minerals” or “all-natural and fresh with added supplements”
Processed foods are deficient in antioxidants. A fixed stream of antioxidants is vital to ameliorate oxidative stress harm and telomere curtailing.
HOW TO PREVENT TELEMORES FROM SHORTENING
Simple! Food and lifestyle change. Small adjustments you can make that will help keep your dog’s telomeres long and inflammation down.
Here is a list of supplements proved safe to give to pets that are found OTC. These you can purchase yourself.
Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fats: Both omega-6 and omega-3 fats have the ability to control hormones — and the hormones they control have very different jobs. The omega-6 fatty acids produce hormones that increase inflammation, which is an important part of the immune response. They also help with blood clotting and cell growth. The hormones produced by omega-3 fatty acids also control the immune system and they work alongside the omega-6 fats in an antagonistic manner. So, balance between these fatty acids is an important part of a healthy immune system. Both fats are important and your dog needs both in his diet. But these fats must be reasonably balanced for a balanced immune system … and today’s modern diets make this balance difficult.
Sulforaphane: Broccoli and especially broccoli sprouts are rich in a polyphenol called sulforaphane. This is a powerful antioxidant and liver detoxifier … but make sure it’s not heated as heat destroys the enzyme that converts sulforaphane in the body.
Probiotics/Prebiotics: A prosperous stomach includes an abundance of bacteria that reduce inflammation. And as pups age, their microbiomes become less distinct, and this can cause inflammation and telomere shortening.
Those are just expansions to your pet’s diet. Additionally, for an upset stomach, you can serve none-dessert canned pumpkin or boiled chicken and white rice. “Bland” diets are preferred when a dog is experiencing digestive tract issues. What your dog food should contain are the three driving energy sources.
Your dog needs three sources to operate: protein, fats, and carbohydrates. These macronutrients are the only source of calories your dog gets.
Proteinsare made up of building blocks called amino acids. Amino acids are important not just for energy but for vitality and tissue assembly in the bodies cell production. They also fire up the metabolic process. (hence energy drinks are loaded with amino acids and bcaa)
Fat is a rich source of energy. Pound per pound fat is two times more highly caloric than the protein source. You need to watch the amount of fat per protein ratio when feeding. Fat is essential in protecting your dog’s cells and aids in makinghormones as well as fatty–solublevitamins. Without a steady supply of protein and fat, your dog will die.
Carbohydrates are not essential for life, and dogs can survive without them, but that does not mean they shouldn’t be removed from the recipe. Carbohydrates help boost the dog’s immune systems and help reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases.
That being said the following sites are great for pet nutrition recalls, questions, and information.